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The yet to be officially released Android OS – Android Q – unsurprisingly has been in talks for quite some time now. And same goes for EMUI 9.1 on Huawei/Honor phones. Social media platforms are drenched with user queries like when is my xyz Huawei/Honor phone going to see the latest EMUI 9.1?

EMUI 9.1

We at PiunikaWeb have been eyeing on every EMUI 9.1-related revelation coming from the OEM’s official channels to provide the anxious Huawei/Honor phone users all possible info at one place.

During the last week, we highlighted EMUI 9.1 arrival dates on devices namely Honor Play, Honor View 10, Honor 8 Pro and Honor 7X soon after they were confirmed by Honor India.


And now, two more Honor phones are joining this list – Honor 10 and its lighter kin Honor 10 Lite. Honor 10, as you may know, is a 2018 high-end device powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 SoC. Shipped originally with Android Oreo & EMUI 8.1, the device was bumped to Android Pie & EMUI 9.0 this year.

Going by the latest information coming from the horse’s mouth once again (i.e. Honor India’s official Twitter account), just like Honor 8 Pro, Honor 10 will start receiving the EMUI 9.1 update in form of an OTA roll out on July 26 this week.

we would like to inform you that our software team has confirmed the compatibility of device with the OTA update of EMUI 9.1 for your device will be rolling out by 26th July.


Honor 10 lite, on the other hand, is a mid ranger fueled by Huawei’s homegrown Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset. The phone embraces Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box. Coming to EMUI 9.1, the updgrade compatible Huawei/Honor device list did not enlist Honor 10 Lite.

And as we highlighted in one of our recent coverages, Honor UK also stated that only flagship devices will be getting EMUI 9.1 while responding to a user who inquired about the update on Honor 10 Lite devices.

While until now it appeared Honor 10 Lite may not get EMUI 9.1, Honor India has cleared the air on the matter by confirming the date of the update’s arrival, i.e. August 02. Here’s what Honor India said while sharing the information with a user on Twitter:

We would like to inform you that the OTA update of EMUI 9.1 for your device will be rolling out by 2nd of August.


Honor 10 Lite users will indeed be happy to hear this. Those of you who own either a Honor 10 or Honor 10 Lite, get ready, as EMUI 9.1 will be landing on your units soon (unless the OEM changes the plan). Rest assured, we are keeping a tab and will keep you updated about all related developments.

Update 1 (July 26)

Android Q has been confirmed for Honor 10. Complete story here.

Update 2 (July 29)

EMUI 9.1 arrives on Honor 10. Details here.

Update 3 (July 29)

EMUI 9.1 is now rolling out on Honor 10 Lite. Complete coverage here.

Update 4 (August 20)

Honor 10 EMUI 9.1 update is now arriving on Honor 10 devices in the European region (Germany and UK reportedly). Unlike the earlier update, this patch bears build number, though the changelog is still the same.


NOTE: The OEM is holding a ‘Free EMUI Upgrade Campaign‘ in India to help Huawei/Honor phone users who haven’t yet received the EMUI OTA, that too irrespective of whether the device is in warranty or out of it.

Scheduled from July 15 to Oct 12, phones namely Huawei Y9, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 lite, Huawei Nova 3i, Huawei Nova 3, Honor View 10, Honor Play, Honor 9lite, Honor 8X, Honor 8 Pro, Honor 10, Honor 7X, & Honor 9N can get a free EMUI upgrade from the Exclusive Service centers.

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